If you thought things couldn't bet any crazier in Theildom, think again. Thiel is making a claim that Dibar Apartian wanted him to whip the LCG headquarters into shape. Thiel was supposed to weed out false doctrine and teachings in order to bring the truth back to LCG.
Thiel even goes as far to claim Apartian thought Thiel should be leading the Living Church of God!
This just adds another dimension to Thiel's illegitimate claim that he is THE anointed heir of the message of "god." It just adds more fuel to the intense hatred he has for Rod Meredith. Mededith's rejection of Thiel has been a devastating blow to Thiel's ego and self worth. He has never been able to recover from that rejection.
Yet, prior to the GCG split, Dibar Apartian expressed his opinion about various actions and decisions that the then presiding evangelist Roderick C. Meredith made that he did not care for. Dibar Apartian personally told me in late 1998, that he told Dr. Meredith if he ever did something like this again that he would not follow him into another organization. This clarified, for me at least, some of his views of Dr. Meredith.
Dibar Apartian was disappointed with LCG's Tomorrow's World magazine. He stated it lacked interest, depth, and relevance. In 2007 and 2008, he pushed Dr. Meredith to agree to have articles in it from me as he told me that my articles were what LCG needed. Dr. Meredith agreed at the time. I agreed, but under the proviso that LCG would first fix errors in its booklet on church history as I did not want to have LCG publish more materials that contradicted others. Although LCG leaders agreed to do that and told me on numerous times that they were working on it, it never happened as various ones promised. The reality is that one of the top people did not want the magazine changed. He also prevented the booklet changes from being adopted as a reason to not have me submit articles.
Despite this, Dibar Apartian frequently used to urge me to try to get the other leaders in LCG to correct various historical, doctrinal, prophetic, and literature errors. Although I tried to get him to do more of that himself, he always instructed me to not only do that, but to remind other leaders in Charlotte to keep their promises to fix errors, literature, etc. Which I did. He did what he did differently to try to affect change.
Dibar Apartian indicated to me, multiple times, over the years that he wanted me to lead needed changes in Charlotte and I tried for years.
In 2008, he told me that I may be "the one," meaning the one to lead the final Philadelphia work, and he confirmed that in 2009 and 2010.
Thiel then adds this odd statement:
In one of our last conversations, he concluded with the words, "I love you." I was emotionally touched.
Church of God News 9/16/14